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by thezombiekat
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: firing into water
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Re: firing into water

Arrows have much more mass and a similar profile area so they are slowed far less than bullets. But they have lower velocity than bullets, so what's the net effect? The arrow loses a lower percentage of its speed for each foot of water it passes through, so it looses less damage than a bullet passi...
by thezombiekat
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: weaponsmiths - craft armor
Replies: 25
Views: 6247

Re: weaponsmiths - craft armor

I never got the impression that adepts where other than common. Heroes are not. maybe 1 in 20 people is an adept but most are not heroes. Between military adepts, private guard adepts (including guarding locations and caravans) merchants who are adepts. Air sailors, trubedoors, weaponsmiths who use ...
by thezombiekat
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: firing into water
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Re: firing into water

Bullets lose momentum really fast in water. I imagine that arrows, being slower and having more drag, would be even more hindered. Plus, aiming is hard because of refraction. I'd say unless the target is within a yard of the surface, arrows are probably useless, and even then they'd do less damage....
by thezombiekat
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Co-Operative Actions
Replies: 55
Views: 13868

Re: Co-Operative Actions

I would like to give an example of a cooperative action taken tonight, My housemate has only one leg and is cooking mac chees for diner. I assisted by grating some chees, I did this within 1 square of him (about 2 feet) myself and several others put things in the microwave for him. Nobody could argu...
by thezombiekat
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: True Element Gathering
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: True Element Gathering

It's mostly a setting thing than about game mechanics. There's the "immunity" of orichalcum and volatility of true elements, and there's the large mining operations that somehow have to make sense. The books, however, focus on player character use of these things. So, for example, there's...
by thezombiekat
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Homerule?] Half Magic as Skill bonus?
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: [Homerule?] Half Magic as Skill bonus?

The same issue occurred to me.

My solution was to rule that there would be no benefit to have both the skill and half magic and advise my players not to take overlapping skills. I was not totally happy with this but everything else that occurred to me was too complex.
by thezombiekat
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Spell Balance
Replies: 32
Views: 8109

Re: Spell Balance

I can offer an opinion on a couple of those points. Lightning bolts ability to ignore mettle armour is more useful than you think. While there are only 3 types of mettle armour in the book they are the armours most likely to be worn by soldiers, scorchers or raiders, being heavier than leather while...
by thezombiekat
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: True Element Gathering
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: True Element Gathering

7) No, that's extra, and more expensive than the elements (it's in the Player's Guide). They are re-usable, though. The other things that bothered me was the 5000sp cost for a container capable of holding 20 kernels of true elements. Even the most expensive of true elements cost 100sp per kernel so...
by thezombiekat
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: True Element Gathering
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: True Element Gathering

6) The value of the coin isn't equal to the value of its materials. Much like a $100 bill is just a piece of paper. Given that the nations of earth dawn all use precious mettle coins for currency I find it unlikely that anybody would accept an elemental coin as being worth so much if it didn’t actu...
by thezombiekat
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Co-Operative Actions
Replies: 55
Views: 13868

Re: Co-Operative Actions

The point as I see it is that no system has ever implemented cooperative rules in a truly satisfying manner. While they work adequately on the party scale, breaking down a door or doing some research. They always break down at several points, the first being situations where assistance doesn’t make ...

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